Parents are trying to help their children embrace a more accepting and accepting LGBT lifestyle and are finding that their kids can be supportive of the lifestyle as long as they don’t use it to harm anyone.
The idea is that parents who are open about their sexual orientation can make their kids feel more comfortable around the LGBT community.
“We’re trying to do that by making them feel like they’re doing the right thing,” said Linda Ralston, founder of the Childrens Fashion and Home Design Center.
“We’re teaching them that they are not a threat.
They’re not out to hurt anyone.
They want to be good, loving, loving people.
They just want to live in the world with love and understanding.
So the way they live their lives is just a way to teach them to embrace their sexuality.”
The center also works with gay youth and their families to give them information about how to get the most out of their kids’ lives.
“One of the best things we can do for these kids is to help them know that their parents are supporting them, that we’re supporting them,” said Ralton.
“Because they are our friends, and we are their friends.
They should not feel like, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to have to be really careful about what I do or say to my parents, because I might get hurt by them.'”
For many parents, they’re also learning how to better relate to their children.
“It’s a very difficult time,” said JoAnn Ralstone, who has a 6-year-old daughter.
“I just think, you know, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be comfortable.
I think if you’re comfortable in your skin, that’s fine.
But if you have to deal with the reality that you’re out, it’s a much more difficult time.”